Rajkot: On-field umpire C Shamshuddin was on Tuesday ruled out for the remainder of the Ranji Trophy final after he got hit around the lower abdomen area on the opening day of the title clash between Bengal and Saurashtra.
Shamshuddin could not take the field on Day 2 and went for a check-up in a local hospital after his pain aggravated.
Shamshuddin’s replacement, Yashwant Barde, will join Padmanabhan on the third day.
Shamsuddin’s on-field partner Anantha Padmanabhan was the only one officiating in the middle during the first session with local umpire Piyush Khakar standing at square leg.
Post Lunch, S Ravi joined Padmanabhan in the middle. Shamshuddin was the TV umpire.